Arietta 'Hudson Vineyard' Merlot, Carneros 2012
93 Points Vinous
The 2012 Merlot Hudson Vineyards is bright, aromatic and bold, with an extra degree of aromatic complexity that has developed with time in bottle. Scents of tobacco, leather, licorice, cedar and menthol add perfume and lift throughout. The interplay of the racy 2012 vintage fruit, savory aromatics and beams of supporting tannin make for a deeply intriguing wine.